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6 DAY SUMMER PACKAGE

This all-in-one adventure combo tour gives you the ultimate Iceland experience with a great range of amazing activities and almost too many highlights to list!

This all-in-one adventure combo tour gives you the ultimate Iceland experience with a great range of amazing activities and almost too many highlights to list!

Caving Glacier-Hiking Geysir Hiking Horse-Riding Hot-Spring Rafting Snorkeling
Iceland-map-destinations

This is Arctic Adventure’s best value and most amazing Iceland adventure package! You will quite simply see and experience all of South and South East Iceland’s most treasured sights and activities in six extraordinary activity packed days. If you want the most exciting time ever this is the tour for you.

 

  • Availability
    June 10th - September 15th
  • Duration
    6 days
  • Level
    Moderate
  • Pickup
    Yes
  • Meet on location
    No
  • Min. Age
    12 years
  • Ratio
    1:8-16
  • Price from
    130.990 ISK
Tour highlights
Golden Circle (Thingvellir, Gullfoss, Geysir)
Blue Lagoon
Hot springs & Horseback riding
Jökulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
Snorkeling in Silfra
Hiking in Landmannalaugar
Glacier hiking
River Rafting in Hvita River
Whale Watching
Lava caving
Included
Transfers with pick-up from Reykjavik
Guided Golden Circle sightseeing tour in minibus
All listed activities
All necessary equipment for each activity
Entrance to the Blue Lagoon
Excellent guides for each activity

This tour package offers a combination of multiple day tours from Reykjavík.

Landmannalaugar Nature reserve
Difficulty level: Moderate
This tour will take you hiking in the incredibly beautiful Landmannalaugar Nature Reserve in the highlands, only accessible with 4×4 vehicles. The vibrantly colored rhyolite and soft sand colored peaks of the mountains offer some really unique scenery. Bathe in the geothermal hot spring pool as steam rises serenely around you. The total hiking distance is approximately 8-10 km.

Snorkeling in Silfra & Lava caving
Difficulty level: Moderate
The exceptionally clear water within the Silfra fissure in Thingvellir National Park is just one reason why this is a world famous dive. You will actually be diving in the fissure between the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates. Silfra is the only place in the world where you can do this. This has to be one of the coolest experiences in Iceland. Have no worries, we provide a top quality drysuit to keep you warm and comfortable! Iceland is often talked about as the land of Ice and fire. There are dozens of earthquakes every day and much of the land consists of huge lava fields, never letting us forget this is one of the most volcanically active places on earth. The lava tube caves we will visit on our caving tours were formed when liquid lava flowed in high volume beneath a hardening surface, these incredible tubes are just perfect for exploring! Lava tubing will show you a different angle on Iceland. Walk in the speleologist’s shoes and explore these magnificent natural formations just beneath the surface.

Hot spring hunt & Horseback riding
Difficulty level: Moderate
Our Hot Spring Hunt trail to Reykjadalur Valley in Hveragerði begins just 40 minutes out of Reykjavík. This easy hike provides a rare opportunity to see every type of hot spring Iceland has to offer. There is a natural hot spring river at the end of the valley where you can enjoy bathing. Ride an Icelandic horse, the isolation of Iceland has preserved the purity of the breed since the time of settlement nearly 1150 years ago. These sure-footed, small but strong horses have an additional kind of ambling gait, known as tölt. Tölt like a Viking!

Vatnajokull Glacier Hike & Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
Difficulty level: Easy
This trip will take you to the largest glacier in Europe, Vatnajökull. It covers over 8100 km2 and has around 30 outlet glaciers. Vatnajökull National Park, founded in 2008, is now the largest protected area in Europe, incorporating the Skaftafell National Park and Jökulsárgljúfur Nature Reserve. Walking on crampons with a glacier guide you will get to know this white wonderland. The National Park has highly prized natural marvels: huge glacial rivers, stunning canyons, beautiful glacier lagoons and impressive waterfalls. Numerous outlet glaciers extend to the south: Falljökull; Breiðamerkurjökull; and Öræfajökull home to Iceland´s peak, Hvannadalshnúkur, to name but a few. The epic iceberg filled lagoon in South East of Iceland covers about 18 km². The icebergs calve off from Breiðamerkurjökull, a tongue of Vatnajökull, the largest glacier in Europe. The unforgettable scenes here will stay with you forever. Scenes of the James Bond movies Die Another Day, A View to Kill and also Lara Croft Tomb Raider were filmed here, so don´t be surprised if you have a deja vu moment! The nearby coal black Diamond Beach, where some of these icebergs are washed ashore, is an absolute stunner. Remember your camera!

Golden Circle Sightseeing & River Rafting
Difficulty level: Easy
The famous Golden Circle route contains three outstanding natural phenomena. The geothermal area, Geysir, home of the original erupting hot spring, from which the English word to describe this activity, “geyser”, is taken. Nowadays, a nearby geysir, Strokkur, is the one to watch. The magnificent sight of superheated water exploding high into the air every few minutes is not to be missed. Next, there is Gullfoss (the Golden Waterfall) – an amazing sight. The waters of the powerful Hvítá (the White River) power through the canyon, dropping 32 m in two stages with breathtaking power and grandeur. Last but not least, is the Þingvellir National Park. UNESCO listed Þingvellir as a World Heritage Site due to its exceptional history and geology. It is the birthplace of Alþingi, one of the earliest parliaments in the world, founded in 930 CE. The Mid-Atlantic Ridge runs through Þingvellir, creating a dramatic rift valley.  The largest lake in Iceland, Þingvallavatn, is also to be found at Þingvellir. Our rafting base camp, located at Drumboddstaðir, is the starting point of our rafting tours near Gullfoss canyon. The Hvítá river provides a balanced blend of beautiful, steep canyons and adrenaline pumping rapids. You will raft through the magnificent Brúarhlöð Canyon, there is also the option of jumping from a cliff into the river. We provide a wetsuit, life vest, helmet and a paddle. Our safety kayakers will be next to the rafting boat. The base camp facilities include hot showers and sauna, together with refreshments and a bar – perfect to enjoy after your rafting trip.

Whale Watching & A visit to the Blue Lagoon
Difficulty level: Easy
We most often see Minke Whales, Humpback Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises. Our qualified guides provide a lot of information so you can learn all about the wildlife as you travel across Faxaflói Bay. Weather and sea conditions play a big role in what we see – we will always put you in the best place to see whales, often not more than 15 km from the harbor. Special suits are provided but we advise you to come with warm clothes, hats, scarves and gloves etc. Hot drinks and soup are available from the onboard café. The iconic Blue lagoon is the first things that come to mind for a lot of people when they think about Iceland, it is a ‘must-do’. The lagoon is filled with natural geothermal water which has flowed up through the lava making it extremely silica and mineral-rich. The water will leave your skin silky smooth.  Doctors in Iceland send patients with psoriasis and eczema to the Blue Lagoon Clinic to bathe in these waters. Allow the soothing waters and lava scenery to wash over you!

Vouchers
Once we receive your booking for the 6 day Summer Package our sales agents will book all of the activities included in the package and send you a separate email containing your itinerary and vouchers for each activity.
It is important that you inform us where you will be staying in Iceland so that we can arrange the pick up service accordingly.

Pick up & drop off times:
Landmannalaugar Hiking Tour: 7 am, back approx. 8 pm.
Hot Spring Hunt & Horseback Riding: 8 am, back approx. 5 pm.
Vatnajokull Glacier Hike & Jokulsarlon: 8 am, back approx. 11:30 pm.
Snorkeling in Silfra & Lava Caving:
9 am, back approx. 5 pm.
Golden Circle & Rafting: 8 am, back approx. 5:00 pm
Whale Watching & Blue Lagoon: For the whale watching you will have to meet us at the downtown Reykjavik harbor, no later than 30 minutes prior to your departure. Pick up & departure times for both activities are to be confirmed by one of our agents after booking.

What to bring: Warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and pants, head-wear, gloves, bathing suit, packed lunch, towel and a change of clothing. Good hiking shoes are recommended.

What if I don’t own the necessary clothing items?
You can always rent sturdy hiking shoes, waterproof jacket and pants in the booking process. We do not rent gear from the locations.

If you don’t want to do the whole package these activities can all be done separately:
Landmannalaugar hiking tour
Snorkeling and caving
Hot springs and Horses
Glacier hike and Glacier lagoon
Golden Circle and Rafting

Please note

Flights, food and accommodation are not included in this tour.

This tour is put together of different adventure tours from Reykjavík, the order of the tours can vary between departures. We will send you the final itinerary once your tour is booked.

Day 1: Landmannalaugar Hiking Trip

Pick up is offered from authorized pick up points in the downtown Reykjavik area. Exact pick up time to be confirmed by one of our agents after booking.
Please note that the pick up can take up to 30 min.

On our first day, we go to the majestic interior highlands for the Landmannalaugar experience. Explore this unique rhyolite mountain and geothermal hot spring paradise, an absolute wonder for geology enthusiasts and hikers alike. As the colorful mountain peaks surround you will begin to understand why this place is so famous and, indeed, so special. Hiking paths will lead you into the mountains where the magic of Landmannalaugar will unfold before your eyes, red, or green mountain peaks? No, you are not seeing things! This is the real deal, and those vibrant colors are really there! Your knowledgeable guide will explain the formation of this amazing landscape to you.

You must remember your bathing suit and a towel for a dip in one of the great natural hot spring pools of Iceland. With steam billowing from the warm water and nature all around you bathing is so relaxing – there are times when it is good to be less active! On the return drive to Reykjavík you will pass through the highly active volcanic area around the famous volcano mountain, Hekla.

Day Highlights
Landmannalaugar
Hiking in the highlands
Natural hot pool
Hekla mountain
Fjallabak area
Included
Pick up in Reykjavik
Guided Hiking tour with experienced guide
Hot spring bathing

Day 2: Snorkeling and Caving

Pick up starts at 9 am from authorized pick up points in the downtown Reykjavik area.
Please note that the pick up can take up to 30 min.

On the second day of your holiday we explore the hidden magic beneath the surface. We do not have to travel far from Reykjavík to find the lava tube cave, this particular gem is situated between Þingvellir National Park and Laugarvatn.

You are equipped with a safety helmet and a headlamp (miner´s lamp) so you will be able to see the fascinating world which exists not far beneath our feet. Accompanied by a professional and knowledgeable caving guide you will see amazing jagged rock formations, extraordinary colors and geological formations. The cave is quite spacious but there will be times when you need to travel on all-fours, much of the time you can stand tall. Exploring this typical lava tube cave will give you a fascinating insight into the volcanic activities which have shaped Iceland.

Now for a breathtaking snorkeling trip into the ravine between the tectonic plates at Silfra, in the heart of Þingvellir National Park. The clarity of the water within Silfra is unrivaled anywhere in the world. It is the crystal clear underwater views coupled with its location within the Mid-Atlantic Rift which makes Silfra a world top ten dive. It is even better for snorkeling. We provide a good quality drysuit to keep you comfortable. After a quick briefing you are then ready to enter this fascinating and exotic environment. You will discover the kind of scenery which is more often associated with the tropics.

Please note: You will not be able to wear glasses whilst snorkeling, so unless you bring prescription goggles you will need to wear contact lenses. It is also important that you are able to clearly understand instructions given in English. There are some health and fitness requirements for snorkeling, together with size restrictions (drysuit sizes available), please ask about these when you book your tour.

 

Day Highlights
Thingvellir National Park
Snorkeling in Silfra Fissure
Lavafield
Lava Caving
Snorkeling between the tectonic plates
Included
Pick up in Reykjavik
Snorkeling in Silfra with certified guide
All necessary snorkeling equipment
Lava caving with experienced caving guide
All necessary caving equipment

Day 3: Hot Springs and Horses

Pick up is offered from authorized pick up points in the downtown Reykjavik area. Exact pick up time to be confirmed by one of our agents after booking.
Please note that the pick up can take up to 30 min.

We begin day 3 with a hike to the amazing hot spring area of Reykjadalur valley, Hveragerði. We take a fairly easy but highly rewarding trek through the mountains in an area which is literally riddled with hot springs. Steam can always be seen floating across the hillside from multiple points, creating a mystical appearance and feeling. You will encounter many different kinds of hot spring. Your hiking efforts will take you through splendid scenery to a river where hot spring water blends with a natural cool water source creating a perfect temperature for bathing. So, be certain to remember your bathing suit and a towel! After a replenishing dip you will feel ready for the return hike. Along the way your friendly hiking guide will offer you lots of information about the area and, of course, answer any questions you may have about this highly unusual and fascinating area. Next on the agenda is the Icelandic horse. We are off to the Eldhestar Horse Farm where you will have light refreshments followed by a horse riding trip. This gives you a great chance to get to know the Icelandic horse and its unique abilities and also to explore a little Icelandic farmland.

These horses are among the purest breeds in the world. Brought to Iceland by the settlers who came not far short of 1150 years ago in around 871 CE, the isolation of Iceland helped to keep the breed pure. However, it was obviously important to the early Icelandic people that the purity of the breed was protected. In 982 AD, Alþing, the Icelandic Parliament passed a law forbidding the importation of horses, ruling out any future cross-breeding. These very strong, sturdy but small horses were uniquely suited to the Icelandic terrain and life before the machine age took over, perhaps a little later here than in some other parts of Europe.

Day Highlights
Reykjadalur Valley
Natural Hot Spring
Hiking
Icelandic horses
Included
Pick up form Reykjavik
Hike through the hot spring area
Bathe in a hot spring river
Horseback riding tour with experienced guide
All necessary horse riding equipment

Day 4: Glacier Hike and Glacier Lagoon

Pick up is offered from authorized pick up points in the downtown Reykjavik area. Exact pick up time to be confirmed by one of our agents after booking.
Please note that the pick up can take up to 30 min.

Today is all about the glaciers! Your trip begins with an early morning transfer from Reykjavík to Vatnajökull National Park. You will see the most breathtaking scenery and inspiring nature that Vatnajökull, the largest glacier in Europe can offer. Wander alongside the Virkisjökull glacial river, then off to Falljökull, one of the great glacier tongues which radiate down from Vatnajökull glacier like the fingers of a giant icy hand. Equipped with crampons and accompanied by a professional and friendly glacier guide you will be ready to set off on one of the great experiences to be had in this white wonderland, a magical glacier hike. You will find yourself surrounded by the most spectacular ice formations, such as moulins and crevasses, your knowledgeable guide will explain all about the glacier and answer any questions you may have.

There is much more to come! We travel to one of the most the famous and extraordinary places in Iceland, Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. The lagoon is filled with the huge towering, and amazingly shaped icebergs which calve off the retreating Breiðamerkurjökull glacier, another tongue of Vatnajökull. You will be stunned by the blue shades which glitter like precious jewels within these natural ice forms. Blue appears in very old ice due to compression, however, sometimes really bright blues will be seen, these are caused by algae and may appear in young or old ice. With Vatnajökull hovering above you there is ample opportunity to take the most amazing photographs before wandering over to the nearby Diamond Beach. Some of the icebergs are washed up on the dramatic black sands where they glitter like diamonds, a truly amazing sight. There will be a short stop where you can purchase some coffee, and maybe a warm Icelandic waffle with cream and jam before you journey back to Reykjavík.

Day Highlights
Vatnajokull National Park
Virkisjokull glacial river views
Glacier Hiking on Falljökull
Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon (Jokulsarlon)
Included
Pick up from Reykjavik
Glacier Hiking with Certified Guide
All necessary glacier equipment

Day 5: Golden Circle and Rafting

Pick up starts at 8 am from authorized pick up points in the downtown Reykjavik area.
Please note that the pick up can take up to 30 min.

The morning starts with a visit to the Golden Circle. Gullfoss (the Golden Waterfall) is always surrounded by the golden hued mist which, no doubt, caused it to be so named. A quick visit to the geyser geothermal area to witness Strokkur, propelling boiling water and steam skywards, see if you can feel the moment when Strokkur will explode! Next on the agenda is Þingvellir National Park, the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Walk through the rugged rift valley and stand in the atmospheric spot where the Law Speaker, the supreme chieftain and legal officer of the land, stood to proclaim the law in ancient times. Today a flag marks the Law Rock (Lögberg), seldom has a great political leader spoken from such a dramatic stage!

We head on to the river rafting base camp at Drumbó, having lunch in the comfortable restaurant (not included) before the action gets underway. Rafting this section of the fast and powerful Hvítá river is both a beautiful and a really exciting adrenaline raising activity. There is a blend of rapids and more peaceful sections where you can take a breath and admire stupendous views. Those who wish to can leap into the river at the magnificent Brúarhlöð Canyon. After your exhilarating river rafting trip there will be time for you to relax in the sauna, take a shower and enjoy a drink or a snack. Then it is back to Reykjavík!

 

 

Day Highlights
Gullfoss Waterfall
Geysir Geothermal Area
Thingvellir National Park
Hvítá (the White River)
River Rafting
Hot Sauna
Included
Pick up from Reykjavik
Guided tour in minibus
Visit to the Golden Circle attractions
River rafting on Hvítá (the White River)
Experienced Guide & Safety Kayakers
All necessary rafting equipment

Day 6: Whale Watching and Blue Lagoon

Please note that participants are required to meet up at the Old Reykjavik harbor at least 30 minutes prior to their departure for the whale watching tour. Pick up & departure times for both activities are to be confirmed by one of our agents after booking as entrance times to the lagoon are subject to the availability of the lagoon.

First, an exhilarating whale watching boat trip on the  North Atlantic Ocean. Taste the salt-tang of the open sea as you search for these majestic giants of the deep. We always do our very best to take you to the places where sightings are most likely, whether these are close to the shore or up to 15 km off-shore.  We recommend you to wear warm clothes including headwear, scarves and gloves, even on a warm day it can get surprisingly cool out on the water. Do not forget your sunglasses and sun cream, the sun around Iceland is much more powerful than many people think! We provide a comfortable warm suit, hot drinks and snacks are available from the on-board café.

After you step back onto dry land you will need to make your way to the pick up point you have arranged for your tour to the world famous Blue Lagoon.

Enjoy the scenery as you head through the lava landscapes of this volcanically active peninsula, some lava is resplendent with incredibly vibrant mosses. Immerse yourself in the calm milky mineral and algae rich waters of the lagoon, sheer bliss! With a treasure trove of memories and a wealth of stories to tell in your homeland you return once more to Reykjavík!

*Please note that this itinerary is a drafted itinerary whereas the order of the days may be swapped and you might start with the Whale Watching & Blue lagoon visit and end with the Landmannalaugar Hiking or the Golden Circle & Rafting adventure.

Day Highlights
Whale watching
Reykjavik Downtown Harbor
Blue Lagoon
Included
Pick up from Reykjavik
Whale watching from boat
Entrance to Blue Lagoon
Is accommodation included in this tour?

Accommodation is unfortunately not included in our adventure packages. The packages are combination tours of multiple day tours from Reykjavik. We therefore recommend that travelers interested in our adventure packages book their accommodation in Reykjavik.

What equipment do you provide for the lave tube caving trip?

We provide you with a headlight and a helmet.

For how long are you inside the lava tube cave?

You are in the cave for about 1-1,5 hours.

What should I wear on a lava caving tour in Iceland?

Like always in Iceland, it’s best to dress in layers. A warm layers closest to you preferably wool/thermal underwear, pants sweater and on top waterproof outdoor clothing. We also recommend that you wear good hiking boots and gloves. Jeans have proven to be a bad choice.

Can I bring my camera on my snorkeling tour?

You can bring a camera, but if it is not waterproof it will get ruined. We recommend a waterproof camera. You can hire a waterproof digital camera or buy a waterproof disposable camera from us.

Where is the meeting point for the snorkeling tours at Þingvellir?

If you prefer to meet us on location you need to be at the Information Center at Þingvellir 15 minutes prior to your tour start. Make sure it’s the Information center NOT the Visitor Center.

For GPS: 64°15’23.508″N 21°6’58.676″W (WGS84).

Do you take photos on the snorkeling tours?

Yes we offer the option, you basically have these two options regarding photos on tours:

For the first option, the snorkel guide has a camera and will take photos of Silfra and of the snorkelers, provided that everyone is comfortable. Safety if the most important thing. Customers can view the photos and if they like they can purchase them. We charge 3,900 ISK for all the photos from the tour. Customers can pay cash or card once they are back in Reykjavik, the guide will upload the photos to a dropbox account and send an invite to the customer.

The second option is to rent an underwater camera from us. We supply and prepare the camera for you so the you can take as many photos as you like. Then at the end of the tour we give you the SD card, included into the cost.

The cost is 4,990 ISK, but it must be booked at least one day before the tour so the guide knows to prepare the camera.

Can I wear glasses on a snorkeling tour in Silfra?

Unfortunately glasses don’t create a seal between your face and the mask. We recommend to wear contact lenses instead.

Can we do snorkeling and diving at the same time?

Basically, yes. All you need to do is book separate tours for the same time. You will spend most of the day together in the water. But you will have separate guides. You will both take the same route in Silfra and see the same places.

Are there any weight restrictions to participate in the snorkeling tours?

The general rule is if someone is greater than 2m tall or weighs over 140kg, then they would struggle to get into a suit. But it’s difficult to tell until someone tries on the suit because someone can weigh a lot because they have a lot of muscle. But this is the best rule of thumb we can give.

What should we wear on our glacier trip in Iceland?

Iceland is known for colorful weather. It can sometimes show you all 4 seasons in one day.
Dressing for this sort of weather can be a challenge so we always recommend to dress in layers. Dress is 3 or 4 upper layers such as a light t-shirt (preferably wool) next to the skin, then a fleece or heavy wool garment, topped off with a waterproof wind-breaker. Jeans are not recommended for our trips as they become very heavy, cold and uncomfortable to wear when they get wet. Lightweight hiking pants, track pants or long cotton pants are best and then wind/waterproof pants over. We also recommend using sunglasses and sunscreen even if it is cloudy due to the high UV and sunlight reflection off of the glacier.
We can rent out good hiking boots as well as a waterproof raincoat and trousers for all of our trips.

Do I need to bring a backpack on a glacier trip in Iceland?

We recommend bringing your own backpack on our full day or 1/2 day tours. It’s great to carry a small lunch or some extra clothing.

Can I bring my camera along on a glacier tour?

You can bring you camera along, and you should definitely bring one since the setting on the tour is full of amazing, scenic views.

I am pregnant, can I still join a glacier hike?

This is, of course, a personal choice, we have often had pregnant women on our trips and we have also gladly refunded our guests that had booked well in advance of finding out the happy news. We recommend you take a close look at our trip description and difficulty rating, they will hopefully give you a better idea. It is also good to contact your physician, pregnant women’s health can be quite different. Feel free to contact us if you have further questions or concerns.

Do I need to bring a lunch with me on the glacier tours?

We do not provide lunch on any of our trips, so we recommend you bring your own lunch (for the longer trips), snacks and a bottle of water (you can refill it on the trip).

What are crampons?

Crampons are metal spikes that we attach to the soles of your hiking shoes, these enable you to walk on the glacier ice without slipping.

Is there a guide on each Arctic Adventures glacier tour?

Yes, there is a specially trained and certified glacier guide on each trip glacier tour we offer.

Do I have to know how to swim to go on river rafting with Arctic Adventures?

Yes, absolutely, each paddler on a rafting boat has to know how to swim.

What is the minimum age for a participant on a river rafting tour with Arctic Adventures?

On the Gullfoss Canyon Rafting the minimum age is 11 years if accompanied by a guardian.
On the Wonderful West the minimum age is 6 years if accompanied by a guardian.
On the Beast of the East the minimum age is 18 years.
On the 3 Day River Rush the minimum age is 18 years.

Can I bring my camera with me on the raft?

Yes, you can bring your camera if you like, but if it is not waterproof then it will 100% get ruined.

At Drumbó your options are bringing a waterproof camera, renting a GOpro from us or buying a disposable waterproof camera.

At Hafgrímsstaðir your options are bringing a waterproof camera or getting a copy of the photo/photos one of the guides takes during the tour. A photographer/guides is not a guaranteed thing though so should you wish to arrange photos in advance, please let us know and we will make sure to have a photographer along on the trip.

Is there a guide in each river rafting boat?

Yes, there is a specially trained and certified river guide in every boat.

How does the river grading system work?

GRADE 1: EASY

Fast moving water with very small waves and without obstructions. Passages are obvious and easily navigated. Risk to swimmers is slight; self-rescue is easy.

GRADE 2: NOVICE

Simple rapids with regular small waves, easy eddies, and gradual bends. Wide, clear channels make navigating easy without scouting. Little manoeuvering is required, and rocks and obstructions are easily avoidable. Rapids that are at the upper end of this difficulty range are designated Class II+.

GRADE 3: INTERMEDIATE

Rapids with strong currents, large waves, powerful hydraulics, and obstructions that may be difficult to avoid. Controlled manoeuvres are often required to navigate, although passages are simple and have relatively little objective danger. Scouting is advisable for inexperienced parties. Rapids at the lower and upper end of this difficulty range are designated Grade 3- and Grade 3+ respectively.

Grade 4: ADVANCED

Difficult yet predictable rapids with large, irregular waves, boiling eddies, powerful hydraulics, steeper gradient, and some unavoidable obstructions. Passages are often difficult to recognize, and require precise boat control and skillful manoeuvering to navigate. Scouting is likely necessary for safe passage, and self-rescue is difficult. Rapids at the lower and upper end of this difficulty range are designated Grade 4- and Grade 4+ respectively.

GRADE 5: EXPERT

Long, powerful, obstructed, and unpredictable rapids that expose paddlers to significant danger. Rapids are steep with large, unavoidable waves and major hydraulics, congested chutes, and many obstructions. Complex, demanding routes require precise boat control, “must make” moves, and a high level of mental and physical fitness. What eddies exist may be small, turbulent, and difficult to reach. Scouting is necessary but may be difficult. Swims are dangerous, and rescue is often difficult even for experts. Proper equipment, extensive experience, and practiced rescue skills are essential.

GRADE 6: EXTREME

All previous difficulties increased to the absolute limit of practicability, suitable for teams of specially prepared experts only. Runs of this classification are rarely attempted and often exemplify the extremes of difficulty, unpredictability and danger. The consequences of errors are very severe and rescue may be impossible.

What is the Golden Circle tour in Iceland?

The Golden Circle is a name for the very popular sightseeing route that connects Reykjavík with Þingvellir National Park (Thingvellir), Geysir Hot Springs and Gullfoss Waterfall. We offer several Golden Circle trips that combine sightseeing with some of our adventure tours.

Do you offer a tour this is solely the Golden Circle?

Yes, we offer the tour Golden Circle small group tour which is basically the Golden Circle with some extra stops. This tour is focusing on sightseeing and the history of Iceland. Our stops are Gullfoss waterfall, Þingvellir national park (home to one of the first parliaments of the world), Geysir hot spring area and the historic Skálholt cathedral.

I want to book the Golden Circle with an activity combines to the tour, what are my options?

We offer numerous options to spice up your Golden Circle tour and to make the most off your day. Some are season depending but others are operated all year around. Here is a list of all of the tours.

All year around options:

Golden Circle, Super Truck and Snowmobiling
Golden Circle Small group tour
Golden Circle and Snorkeling
Golden Circle Food Tour
Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon
Golden Circle and Super Jeep tour

Winter season:

Golden Circle and Caving

Summer season:

Golden Circle and Rafting

Disclaimer
All our tours are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Arctic Adventures does not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk.

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